The recreational amberjack season in the Gulf of Mexico is scheduled to close at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, when landings data indicate the 1.13 million pound annual catch target will be harvested.

According to a release from NOAA Fisheries, the season will remain closed until Jan. 1, 2016.

During the closure, recreational harvest or possession of greater amberjack is prohibited, and the closure applies in both state and federal waters for vessels with a valid Gulf of Mexico reef fish charter/headboat permit.